Funeral services for Mr. James “Jim” Scantland, 71, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 2 P.M. on Thursday,
October 13, at Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Burial will
follow in the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown community of
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 P.M. – 10 P.M.,
and Thursday from 10 A.M. until time of services at Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home.
Mr. Scantland passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2005, at
the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
He was born September 26, 1934, in Jackson County,
Tennessee, to the late William Scantland and Ora Hix
Scantland. On January 25, 1958, he was married to Betty Hix
Scantland, who survives.
Mr. Scantland was disabled and worked for the Jackson County
Highway Department. He was affiliated with the Church of
Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents: William
Scantland and Ora Hix Scantland; 2 Brothers and 2 Sisters-
in-Law: Lawton and Geraldine Scantland, Willene Scantland,
and Eston B. Scantland; and 2 Brothers-in-Law: Donnie W.
Hix and Thomas Stewart.
Survivors include His wife: Betty Hix Scantland of Gainesboro,
TN; 2 Sons and Daughters-in-Law: Randy & Jennifer
Scantland, and Tony & Toni Scantland, all of Gainesboro, TN; 1
Daughter and Son-in-Law: Carol & Richard Dawes of
Cookeville, TN; 6 Grandchildren: Chris Dawes, Tyler
Scantland, Nicolas Scantland, Jordan Scantland, Hope
Scantland, and Leah Scantland; 3 Brothers and 3 Sisters-in-
Law: Elbert & Idell Scantland, Lando Scantland, and Joe &
Edna Scantland, all of Gainesboro, TN, and Anna Scantland of
Cookeville, TN; 5 Sisters and 3 Brothers-in-Law: Louise &
Gene Barlow, Martha & Earl Flynn, Dorothy Stewart, and Betty
Hix, all of Gainesboro, TN, and Ina & Charlie Poston of
Bro. Jimmy Anderson will officiate at the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Scantland family by contacting Upper Cumberland Funeral
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